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Sylvie Gareau

Director of Finance

Sylvie is responsible for financial planning, budgeting, monitoring, reporting, and corporate services for Genome Canada. She develops and implements financial policies, processes and procedures while adhering to funding agreements between Genome Canada and the Government of Canada.

Sylvie comes to us from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), where she was responsible for leading the financial planning unit. She managed a $1.3 billion annual budget and all the organization’s financial management, operational planning and financial planning. She also ensured CIHR’s funding activities and collaborations adhered to CIHR and government financial policies. Sylvie was the liaison with central agencies to oversee the expenditure management cycle and Treasury Board submissions. Earlier in her career, Sylvie worked at Deloitte for 2 years as a Senior Auditor.

Sylvie is a CPA and CAA and holds a B.A. in business administration from the University of Ottawa.